It was not until the cottage loaves
and the milk had for some time disappeared, and the foreshadowings of night were creeping over Mincing Lane, that the cherub by degrees became a little nervous, and said to Bella, as he cleared his throat:
Bakers last night complained they would not be able to finish their teacakes and cottage loaves
, but they were all done when shown to judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.
Cyril has come across references to cottage loaves
in Roman times and English farmers' wives and housewives later made the style their own.
Cyril recounts references to cottage loaves in Roman times and the adoption of the style by English farmers' wives and housewives.
This speeds the process up so the bakers are able to mix it and make the cottage loaves straight away.
She hasn't just burned the toast - she has burned two whole cottage loaves
in the oven to make her mark in the show.
Will they look now at New York bagels, French sticks, English cottage loaves
, all baked in our local superstores?
Because, at the end of each day, the traditional cottage loaves
and plaits are destined for the dustbin.
We would all go trooping up the road from the school to the church and would walk into a jaw-dropping display of vegetables and fruit, sheaves of corn and cottage loaves
For instance, cottage loaves
used to have a nice bit of crust on them but the bread in the supermarkets isn't much more than dough.'
I wait for an attractive older woman and ogle the apricot cake made by Sue, the lady proprietor, and the cottage loaves
bought in from the traditional bakery in Market Harborough.
Scooped-out cottage loaves
are even used as makeshift soup bowls, complete with bread lids, adding an unusual touch to beef and pork broths which are often laced with strands of egg noodle.